12 March 2020 – Schools and educational institutions closed

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Type of Intervention: Social distancing
Sectors Involved: Closure of educational institutions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Norwegian Directorate of Health has decided to close schools and other educational institutions. The following exceptions to the closure order apply: it is important to maintain operations in the health and care services and other critical society functions, and to avoid the use of people in risk groups for babysitting. Managers of childcare centres and headteachers in primary schools must therefore provide a solution for children of healthcare personnel, the transport sector or within other critical society functions. The same applies to children with special care needs that cannot be taken care of when childcare, school or other day care facilities are closed.
Full details here: https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/nyheter/the-norwegian-directorate-of-health-has-issued-a-decision-to-close-schools-and-other-educational-institutions